Young Professional Fund

For any approved event, you can either get a discount on the admission price or partially reimbursed for travel expenses.  Travel expenses can be public transit costs or the IRS travel reimbursement guidelines of 54.5 cents per mile.

The reimbursement cannot exceed 10 dollars for a single event for one person.  This fund is also limited to 5 different events for one person within a calendar year.

Eligible recipients must be a JET Alumni and must be registered with the Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association.

Approved events must be geared toward professional development, e.g. career fairs, professional networking events or workshops.

If an event is not listed on the website (list is still being constructed) as eligible, a JETAA member can submit a request for approval with details on the event showing that the focus of the event in professional development.

Link to the request form:  Event Eligibility Form




JETAA members can also donate to the fund! Since this fund is not covered by any of the funding received by the alumni association ( Grant in Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Sasakawa Foundation grants), it is completely financed by other members of PNWJETAA.

Unfortunately, since the association is not a non-profit, the donations are probably not tax deductible.  If you want to donate, please let the treasurer know when providing the funds.

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